[AusNOG] IPv6: Where's my tunnel?

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Fri Mar 8 16:40:31 EST 2013

On Fri, 2013-03-08 at 11:09 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:

> On Fri, 2013-03-08 at 09:57 +1100, Geoff Huston wrote:
> > IPv6-over-IPv4 Tunnels are perhaps worse than not doing it at all.

*nods*, once again Geoff is right.

> > You are far better off avoiding tunnels. 
> > Really.
> Not at the cost of waiting, even longer, to start deploying IPv6. The

Your argument might ring true, if the use stats were reversed, ie:
99.999999999999999999999r % of the world used ipv6 and SFA used ipv4,
but thats not the case,  tunnels might be cute to play with and get
familiar, but its a hopeless joke otherwise, and best waiting for native

My private web server on a tunnel, and, for 3 years prior where I ran it
on a U.S. VPS dual stacked, all up, I could count on two hands the grand
total number of ipv6 hosts that have hit it, ever! One regular to my
blog who's on internode is ipv6, the others are likely spambots, hell,
not even googlebot hits it with ipv6.

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